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Outdoor Wedding


The stunning surroundings of Lake Katherine are a wonderful place to get married..

Our anniversary garden, School House arch and waterfall all make beautiful, timeless backdrops for your special day.

Or say your vows in front of the lake...

Photo and equipment have been provided by Mario's.

Security Deposit for Wedding Ceremony:

  • Wedding Security Deposit: $100.00
  • Deposit is refundable provided all clean up requirements (garbage removal and general cleanup) are met and no damage is done to the facility or festival grounds.
  • Your deposit will be refunded in the form of a check- This may take up to 3 weeks after the event.

Rental Fee:

  • Ceremony: $250.00 per hour
  • The hour directly before the ceremony to setup is included in the price
  • The hour directly after the ceremony to clean up is included in the price
  • Extra Setup Time: $50.00 per hour
  • A wedding rehearsal at the wedding site is included in the cost of the wedding ceremony, and may be performed most days, provided there are no scheduling conflicts.


  • Photos may be taken during the ceremony hours
  • If extra time for photos is desired please fill out a Photo Permit
  • A Photo Permit is $100.00 an hour
  • For photography permit information, please click here.

For prices, terms, and conditions, please click here.

For more information, call us at (708)361-1873 or e-mail Bridget at


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Lake Katherine is owned and supported by the City of Palos Heights and managed by Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens.
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